Switzerland Ski Resort Guide
Switzerland has long been a favourite of the British skier. Its traditional old style high ski resorts boast some of the most spectacular skiing in the world. The mountain villages have long since turned from farming villages and spa resort into all year round destinations with awesome skiing in the winter months. There are many resorts to choose from most being traditional in style with many having historic cable cars and quaint mountain railways. If you want old time authenticity with stunning vistas this certainly is the place to be.
Popular Swiss Ski Resorts
Zermatt has to be one of the most stunning villages and ski area. If you have a bucket list – put Zermatt on it now! The high snow sure extensive slopes, the top notch mountain restaurants, the nightlife, the pretty village stacked with top hotels, the links to Cervinia in Italy and the awesome heli-skiing are just some of the reasons why.
Verbier has serious skiing and some very serious accommodation. If luxury chalets are your thing you have a plethora here to choose from with incredible facilities, cuisine and service. The 4 valleys of Verbier link Verbier to Nendaz, Thyon and Veysonaz. Sitting at 1500m slopes run up to 3330m with 92 lifts and 412km of pistes with lots of off piste too.
We’ve all heard of Klosters and Davos and many of us will have skied here on their extensive shared slopes. Klosters is the domain of the royals and the hotels and chalets here are suitably upmarket to match. The resorts themselves are low however there are reliable cable cars to take you up to the heights of 2845m to cruise the mainly intermediate and advanced runs.
One of our most popular resorts in Switzerland is Saas-Fee which has some of the highest skiing (3500m) in Switzerland and is therefore pretty snow sure. It’s an attractive resort best suited to intermediate and beginner skiers.
Murren and Wengen sit across the valley floor from each other and both are traditional, charming little villages. Sir Arnold Lunn virtually invented modern downhill skiing and back in 1922 he organised the first ever slalom race. Both are popular with British skiers looking for a quiet old fashioned sedate skiing in leisurely paced attractive villages.
St Moritz is probably one of the most famous exclusive ski resorts in the word, it doesn’t disappoint if you are looking for glamour and glitz and awesome views, the lakes along the valleys are wonderful and the peaks awe inspiring, the skiing is pretty good too! A resort for shopping or window shopping, people watching and cresta running!
Switzerland’s skiing association with our own Royal family is well documented. It’s a good destination for your family too. Some of the ski resorts in Switzerland made a big play to attract families, especially Saas Fee, Murren and Wengen.
A Swiss skiing holiday is more expensive than a similar holiday to other parts of Europe. But then, other ski resorts don’t have the splendid scenery that the Swiss enjoy.
Catered ski chalets are available is resorts such as Verbier and Zermatt but the availability of affordable ski chalets in Switzerland is limited. High-end chalets in Switzerland are still in reasonable supply, many will offer guests options to include a nanny or arrange sitters so the adults can enjoy the après ski.
We feature a good selection of hotels from affordable 3* to some of the most luxurious 5* hotels available in Switzerland. Our team are happy to offer advice of the options that would be suitable for your family skiing holiday.
Self-catering Apartments In Switzerland
Our apartments in Switzerland tend to be of a more luxurious level than in other ski destinations, some are really high end and have a price to match, but not all our Swiss apartments will break the bank.
Catered Ski Chalet Holidays In Switzerland
The Swiss Alps are home to some of the most spectacular snow covered mountain vistas. It’s little wonder why for some of us a ski chalet holiday in a Swiss ski resort is the first choice.
The choices of ski resort for a catered ski chalet holiday is mainly limited to just the most popular Swiss ski is resorts of Zermatt and Verbier where our largest selection of Ski Chalets are located.
Many of our Swiss ski chalets are now booked on an accommodation only basis. We still have a good choice of ski chalets in Switzerland that are available with flights and transfers included. Many are happy just to book ski chalet holiday and arrange their own flights and book a train journey to the ski resorts.
Catered ski chalet holidays are the most popular type of skiing holiday with British skiers. Your chalet becomes your home for the week and makes an ideal base for a group of friends or a family group to share. The chalet staff will cook breakfast, bake a fresh cake for afternoon tea, and prepare a delicious 3 or 5 course evening meal and in most cases include a few glasses of wine too. Chalet staff will also keep the chalet clean and tidy and will be on hand to assist you if you need help. One night a week chalet staff have a night off and on this evening you have an opportunity to dine at a local restaurant at your own expense.
If you are searching for a ski chalet for a group, call one of our team as we can help you select a Swiss ski chalet holiday in one of the best ski resorts in Switzerland to maximise your budget and make sure you get the best available group discounts and deals.
Ski Hotels In Switzerland
We offer a full range of some 150 of the best Ski Hotels in Switzerland. Use the filters to sort the options you expect from your hotel, such as ski in ski out hotels in Switzerland, Swiss hotels offering childcare or a ski hotel with a hot tub so you can quickly find your ideal skiing holiday.
Après Ski In Swiss Ski Resorts
Après ski in Switzerland is up market rather than lively. Zermatt probably has a little bit of something for everyone though. Verbier attracts a younger well-heeled crowd, you need to head for Pub Mont-Fort of the Farinet which will help to sooth the pocket a little more than the famous lively ‘Farm’ club where celeb spotting and champagne quaffing are the norm.